The Effect of Diet and Exercise On Age Perception

a mom and her daughter exercise indoors while having fun

Nothing will stop the effects of time. People age and our bodies change. However, we often tend to perceive ourselves and others as older because of controllable factors, such as poor health. Fortunately, there are things we can do to improve our well-being that will help us look and feel like more youthful versions of ourselves.


The mindful practice of yoga can have a profound and positive effect on even the most stressed individuals. While yoga is not the only form of exercise that has positive benefits, it’s one that has been studied extensively – proven to encourage better sleep, relieve anxiety, and even decrease back pain.

The truth is that any form of exercise, whether aerobic or anaerobic, is good for the body. Staying fit keeps your weight in check, can help purify your body from the inside out, and will have a profound effect on the way your body processes oxygen with age. A good rule of thumb is to plan for approximately 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous or moderate aerobic activity each week.

Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to stay motivated to exercise. Although you know you must remain active, there are a few ways to trick yourself into doing so without it feeling like a chore. One idea is to invest in tools that help you track your progress. A smartwatch is a useful accessory. This is a good choice because it can help you monitor your oxygen levels and show you how active you are each day. A smart scale is also a must-have. Not only will it help you keep track of your weight, but it calculates your BMI and body fat composition, too, so you stay on top of your weight goals more accurately.

Finally, consider setting up a small area in your home where you can exercise without distraction. You don’t have to dedicate an entire room to your routine; a corner of a room where you can move freely will work just fine. However, regardless of whether you transform an entire room into a haven for exercise or simply decide to work out in the living room, make sure you keep the area as clean as possible. This will help you avoid injury and reduce the type of stress and anxiety that clutter and disorganization can cause.


While exercise is crucial, it will only take you so far in your quest to feel younger and more energetic. The other missing piece of the puzzle is diet.

Healthcare professionals often assert that humans were meant to eat whole foods. There is a good reason for this. Foods in their whole and natural state are more easily processed by the body. Without artificial colors, flavorings, and sugars, we are less likely to experience side effects of processed foods, including premature wrinkling. Whole foods include things like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes.

Harvard University recommends a number of superfoods for a healthy diet, including berries, fish, and olive oil. These types of foods provide antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E, respectively. Each of these nutrients will help your body remain healthy, which will greatly affect how you feel about yourself.

Other ways to feel your best

Diet and exercise are great first steps toward living a better life. But if you want to enhance your overall physical and mental well-being, there are many other actions you can take. These include:

  • Wear sunscreen. UV rays damage the skin by degrading collagen and triggering dryness and wrinkles. You’ll feel better about your appearance simply by taking care of the delicate skin on your face.
  • Spend time with people you love. Spending all of your time alone is a nearly surefire way to experience a decline in health. Forge bonds with people who make you happy, and make a point to spend time with these people regularly.
  • Be mindful of your actions. Everything you do each day contributes to how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Do everything with intention and be mindful of each action you take to interact with the world around you.
  • Get a massage. If you need to unwind after a long day at work or you want a little relief from your workout routine, book a session with Californian Massage. Our technique can have a profound effect on the deepest levels of the body-mind system, which can help promote self-healing.

Age is much more about how you look than how you feel. However, when you take steps to ensure that you feel your best, your outside appearance will reflect this dedication to wellness. Start with diet and exercise because both of which will propel you in the right direction.

Dana Brown
of Health Conditions

Emotional Growth is a Subtractive Process

thank you Dr. Shefali

Please Universe… explain me

beautiful orange clownfishes

🗣: Universe, why do you put me in the pangolin?
✨: This animal, Corona, is on the verge of extinction. Yet men continue to poach and eat it. This will be the first step of my lesson.

🗣: Ok Universe. Why do you want me to start in China?
✨: China is the symbol of globalization and mass production. This country is overpopulated, mass-producing and mass-polluting

🗣: It’s true Universe. But at the same time it is because other countries also have a financial interest, right?
✨: Yes, that’s why your mission will be to spread you all over the world, and mainly in all the countries affected by this system, in Europe, in the United States, in the oil-producing countries

🗣: what shape will you give me, Universe?
✨: That of a virus that will mainly infect the respiratory tract.

🗣: But why Universe?
✨ Baby, see … these days men are endangering the planet. Pollution has become too great, but humanity does not measure its extent. What could be more symbolic than breathing, you understand?

🗣: Yes, but does that mean I’ll be dangerous, Universe?
✨: You will not be more than many other small existing diseases and you will be much less than the pollution itself that generates thousands of deaths! But the difference is that you will be visible

🗣: Okay Universe. But do you think this thing will work, I don’t understand how?
✨: You are right baby. That’s why I will make you very contagious. You will spread quickly. The propagation speed will be much higher than your danger.

🗣: Ok but if I’m not so dangerous, do you think they’ll be afraid of me?
✨: Oh baby yes, trust me. This is what I count on to change the mentality: fear. Only when a man is afraid that afterwards can he change

🗣: Do you believe?
✨: Yes baby, and I will add a whole context to amplify fear and awareness.

🗣: What Universe?
✨: Fear will take over so much that people will be confined to their homes … you will see. The world will stand still. Schools will be closed, public places, people will no longer be able to go to work. Cruises, planes, means of transport will be empty.

🗣: Oh la la, Universe, you’re going far, but what do you expect from this?
✨: Let the world change baby! May Mother Earth be respected! Let people realize human stupidity, inconsistencies in lifestyle and take the time to think about all this. Let them stop running, let them find that they have a family, children and time to spend with them. That they can no longer resort to external hyperactivity because they will be closed. Reconnect to themselves, even their family, this is essential

🗣: Ok but it will be dangerous, the economy will collapse
✨: Yes baby, there will be great economic consequences. But you have to go there. By touching it, I hope the world becomes aware of its operational inconsistencies. People will have to go back to a minimalist lifestyle, they will have to go back to the local and I hope it will help.

🗣: How will I transmit myself?
✨: through human contact. If people kiss, they touch …

🗣: bizarre Universe I don’t follow you, do you want to recreate a connection but keep people away?
✨ Piccolo, look at how men work today. Do you think the union still exists? Go through the virtual and screens. Even when men go around, they no longer look at nature but at their phones. Aside from the kiss, there’s not much left of being connected, so I’ll cut what’s left of their connection and go overboard. Staying confined to their homes, it is likely that at first they will celebrate on the screens but after several days they will saturate, raise their eyes, discover they have a family, neighbors and open their windows just to look at nature

🗣: You’re a tough type, Universe. You could have warned before hitting so hard
✨: But Corona, before you I sent many other little babies, but it was too localized and not strong enough

🗣: Are you sure men will understand this time?
✨: I don’t know Corona … I hope. Mother Earth is in danger … if that is not enough, I will do everything to save her, there are other babies waiting. But I trust you Corona and then the effects will be felt quickly: you will see the pollution decrease and will make you think. Men are very intelligent, I also trust their awakening potential, their ability to create new possibilities, they will see that the pollution will have dropped in an exceptional way, that the risks of shortages are real due to the fact of having globalized too much, that real luxury is no longer the money but the time. It takes a small global exhaustion because humanity can no longer bear this system, but it’s too much in the gear to realize it … it’s up to you!

🗣: thank you Universe… I’ll go

Nana (Nathalie Sené) – L’Art d’être SOI

The Intimacy in Californian Massage

moving into deep of the heart

Loris Castagnoli shows a technique during Californian Massage Foundation Training – Atlantida (Gran Canaria)

A few days ago I was talking with a friend about the intense intimacy that I create in the relationship with the people come to get my massage. I create the conditions so that they feel in a safe, secure space, their personal space where they can afford to go deep in.

This is a sacred space, not only for those who come to me, but for everybody. This usually means that after sometime the massaged come into a relationship very confidential and intimate with me because they feel safe and trusted. This confidence is the first step to begin a deeper path.

Technically what happens when going in trust, is that the 5th chakra (accordingly with 5th subtle body) jiggles melting disturbed energy forms enabling you to move toward the center of the chakra letting to contact a space of unconditional trust. From here the rings of 4 lower chakras start to vibrate inside the 5th body and begin to move the energies of the first four subtle bodies. It has an energy transformation that is the beginning of a healing process.

Here is the importance of trust, in therapy as in general in life. That’s why one of the powers of the Californian Massage is intimacy.

Create a space of confidence.

Create a sacred space.

It’s a wonderful life


El agua es un espacio fantástico para que los niños se desarrollen al tiempo que fortalecen vínculos con sus padres. Iniciarse en la actividad acuática desde que son bebés les ayuda en su desarrollo psicomotriz.

LEONARMI Escuela de Educación Física Integral.
Actividades para Bebes y Escuela de Padres

Naturism & a real social life.

the sl naturist

I was at a (pop) concert recently and was surprised by the number of people living the experience ‘second hand’. That is, they were mainly watching it through the screens of their smart phones!

Look at any bus queue, sit on any public transport, and we’re all addicted to the devices, texting, surfing the net, and unaware of our surroundings, unaware of the life going on around us.

Go to a sports arena and it’s the same. Rather than watching the game, we’re texting friends to say how good the game is (how do we know, faces buried in our phones?).

I guess there are some remaining areas where the smartphone takes second place in life. I’d imagine out on the golf course might be one, where the players mark their cards, take their shots or walk with their buggies. For the duration of the game, they’re focused on the…

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